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Shoes in basel

I'm accompanying my husband for a job interview in Basel and forgot to pack my comfy black shoes. Is there a place in Basel to get women's shoes without spending an arm and a leg? The ones I forgot are flat black Mary janes by Clarks and are super comfortable for walking around; something similar would be ideal. Would love to find something within walking distance of marktplatz and may just stumble upon something on my own this afternoon. Any advice appreciated!
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Re: Shoes in basel

Yeah, there's a Bata at Marktplatz. If you go in the direction of the river from Marktplatz, and then cross the Johanniter Bridge, the road is cluttered with quite a few shops. You should be able to pick up a bargain there.
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Re: Shoes in basel

Profit shoe store, in Rebgasse near claraplatz (same building Ottos and Fust)
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Re: Shoes in basel

Reporting back for others' reference: found the Bata (and possibly a second Bata, but my sense of direction isn't very good and I'm jet lagged). They had a pair I liked for 40 francs, but not in my size. Practically next door was Ochsner shoes, which also had plenty of what looked like decent quality reasonably priced shoes. Got a pair there and they were very tolerant of my craptacular German("I know not how big is the shoe?").
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